Biography Of Tems: First Nigerian Woman to win a Grammy award


Tems became the first Nigerian woman to win a Grammy award after winning for her vocal contribution to Future’s hit single “Wait For U.”


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However, despite her worldwide fame, there are many interesting unknown facts about her that most people are unaware of.

Here are five facts about the Tems that you probably didn’t know:

She wrote her first song when she was 17 years old.

Tems wrote her first official song when she was 17 years old. At the time, the singer would incorporate a lot of poetry into her writing, which she still does today.

This was also the year she decided to take her singing more seriously, joining the choir and beginning piano lessons.

Her mother was featured on her debut EP.

Tems used her mother’s voice on one of the songs on her debut EP, ‘For Broken Ears.’

In the song ‘Témládè Interlude,’ Tems’ mother is reassured that she will give birth to a girl, whose name is supposed to be Témládè Openiyi.

She is of British descent

Many people are unaware that Temitope Openiyi is of British descent.

Tems was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to a Nigerian mother and a British-Nigerian father; she moved to the UK shortly after birth before returning to Nigeria at the age of five, after her parents divorced.


She works as a producer

Prior to becoming famous, the Grammy-winning singer mostly produced her own beats. Early in her career, she struggled with artistic disagreements with producers, as well as a lack of financial resources, prompting her to pursue the independent path of self-production.

She enjoys anime.
Tems enjoy anime. Among her recent favorites are the anime shows ‘Attack on Titan,’ ‘Darker Than Black,’ and ‘Demon Slayer.’

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